Archive for December 17th, 2010

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Twenty-one considered for charter review panel

10:00 PM PST on Thursday, December 16, 2010

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

A pool of about 21 Riverside residents will be considered for nine seats on the city’s charter review committee, which will meet during 2011 and recommend changes to the city’s governing document.

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The PE: INLAND JUDGES: Governor appoints three

10:00 PM PST on Thursday, December 16, 2010

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday appointed three judges for the Inland area, one for Riverside County and two for San Bernardino County.

All three are former prosecutors, all are Republicans, and the oldest is 46. They each will earn a yearly salary of $178,789.

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The Sun: House OKs tax plan

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/16/2010 09:14:33 PM PST

Voting until nearly midnight eastern time, the House of Representatives on Thursday approved a tax plan that keeps income tax rates in place, extends unemployment benefits and offers a temporary cut in payroll taxes.

Approved by a 277-148 vote, the plan will put money in the pockets of most American workers and give new tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. The plan was approved by the Senate on Tuesday and will now go to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Bono Mack

Kate McGinty • The Desert Sun • December 17, 2010

Rep. Mary Bono Mack made history Thursday as the first Republican woman to be named chairperson of a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee.

The Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade subcommittee has influence over consumer affairs, interstate and foreign commerce, motor vehicle safety and regulation of tourism and travel.

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Donnelly

December 16, 2010 2:41 PM
From Staff Reports

SACRAMENTO • After a gunbattle killed a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly called on President Obama Thursday to send the full power of the United States National Guard and military units to the “war zone on the southern border.”

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a member of the agency’s special Search, Trauma and Rescue team, was killed in a gun battle Tuesday night in Arizona, about 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexican border.

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The PE: Dan Bernstein: Uno Termer, Dos Equis

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DAN BERNSTEIN

What will Rod Pacheco do once he leaves office? Beer commercials! Roll ‘em:

When he became DA, he tried to shut civil and family law courts, subjecting taxpayers to futile legal battles.

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